The conference returned for the 5th time to the highly regarded conference center in Hotel Thermana Park Laško, because of the modern internals, a sophisticated dining experience, and comfortable accommodation. The location was and is a perfect setup for visitors traveling from any place in the region even for those from Austria, Italy, Croatia or even Serbia. RiSK 2018 brought together CIOs, CTOs, bank CSOs, telco representatives, government people, system integrators, IT consultants and the world’s top IT people from more than 25 countries and 435 companies. Risk hosted more than 570 visitors in the opening ceremony what made for more than 1000 visitors in two days.
RISK 2018 great opening act was performed by Dunking Devils and laser show and followed by a welcome speech from management representatives of REAL security CEO Renato Uhl, CTO Alen Šalamun and sales director David Ivačič who emphasised the importance of digital transformation and new technologies such as BLOCKCHAIN, IOT and also the hot EU topic of GDPR data protection.
For a majority of attendees, the most important were 36 top presentations, 12 workshops and many demo sessions held through a period of two days. Risk hosted many interesting companies and speakers that gave to the participants a first-person view of new technologies and solutions, presented real-life use cases, local case studies and also addressed the global market challenges.
Some of the most thrilling presenters were: FireEye‘s Keynote from Kah-Kin HO, Director for Public Sector in EMEA who was talking about Cyber Security: The Strategic View; Forcepoint‘s VP of Sales for CEE, Stefan Majerhofer with Key note User and Data Protection; Avecto‘s Peter Schaudeck, Senior Channel Manager CEE had a presentation titled Welcome to the world of Proactive Cyberscurity: Reduce your attack surface overnight; Neustar‘s Joseph Loveless, Director of Product Marketing showed the Intelligence and Insights to prevent DDoS Attacks; Jan C. Wendenburg, CEO from Certgate with presentation You Talk – They listen! addressed why everyone should listen now before talking and protecting mobile revolution; and Ramses Gallego, Strategist & Evangelist at Symantec and Executive Vice President of Quantum World Association, as a real conference star in his presentation on The Future and the quantum revolution embraced the concept of quantum computing and showed how the world as we know it is changing.
In the evening, all participants were invited to the RiSK 2018 Gala Dinner and After Party. The second day of the conference concluded with the 5th traditional Charity Auction hosted by REAL security CTO Alen Šalamun. The humanitarian auction brought in a record of 5,128 euros; the cheques were issued by the organizer REAL security and given to the representatives of humanitarian organizations.